How to become a Governor

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How to become a Governor?

Are you interested in becoming a Governor at Loughton Manor First School? If so:

You will need to have:

  • an interest in the performance of the school.
  • a desire to contribute to and represent the community.
  • an open and enquiring mind
  • the ability to look at issues objectively
  • the confidence to ask questions and join in debate.
  • a willingness to listen and make informed judgements
  • the ability to work well with others
  • some time to spare

You would be expected to: 

  • Visit the school to observe the curriculum;
  • Recruit teachers and members of the senior leadership team;
  • Monitor the finances, ensuring money is well spent:
  • Ensure that children with special needs and disabilities are treated equally;
  • Make sure the school environment is safe and stimulating;
  • Look for ways to develop the school and help it meet future challenges.
  • Be able to offer between six and eight hours of your time each month.

It is not essential but advantageous to have professional qualifications and/or significant practical experience in:

  • Finance/Accounting
  • HR/Recruitment
  • Health and Safety
  • Education
  • IT/Digital Media
  • Safeguarding 

If you would like to find out more information about becoming a governor you may find it helpful to take a look at the Milton Keynes Governor Services website: becoming a school governor and/or have a chat with Rachael Parkin, as Chair of Governors or Lizzie Bancroft the Headteacher. Who can both be contacted via the school office.


The term of office is 4 years.  You do not need to be a parent of a child/children currently attending the school to apply.

There are a number of circumstances in which an individual is disqualified from being a governor, which include bankruptcy and criminal conviction. All newly appointed or elected governors may be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Check. Should you require further information on disqualification clauses, please contact Sara Butler, Governor Services Consultant on 01908 253614.

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